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Andy Pandy Bamboo Eco Nappies Review, Discount Code & Giveaway!

A while ago we were contacted by a brand that was, at the time new to us, called Andy Pandy - a small family-operated business who sell Bamboo Disposable Nappies, Organic Baby Lotions and Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces. The inspiration behind their eco-friendly products has been inspired by their love for their children and for the planet and so they make their nappies from bamboo - a renewable and sustainable resource and their Baltic Amber Necklaces are 100% natural and come from the Baltic Sea. 

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Overcoming Self Doubt & Fear and Stepping out of my Comfort Zone as an Introvert

I think I've always been an introvert. Some of my earliest memories are of me at school being of the mind that I really just wanted to have a couple of good friends, perhaps even just the one. I wasn't interested in hanging out with a large group of people, I didn't want to have lots of friends. Groups overwhelmed me back then. And they still do. 

Toddler Snack Times: A Snackspiration Challenge With The Super Yummies!

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Coming up with creative snack ideas is a constant challenge for parents of toddlers isn't it? I make no secret of the fact that I, myself have two fussy under 5's. Ethan who is four is definitely more of a fan of beige-coloured food, although even beige-food can be a real struggle to get him to eat! My youngest, Logan who is about to turn two is less fussy, but is still barely willing to put vegetables past his lips!

I used to stress a lot about what my boys wouldn't eat, until I realised that I was approaching food the wrong way and instead I should be looking at what they do eat and not what they don't. And in doing so, it took a lot of unneeded stress and pressure off of us all. I began to focus on things like the fact that whilst my little boy Ethan was refusing vegetables, he was eating some fruit and enjoying it. And whilst no veg wasn't ideal, it was at least something that he was willing to eat some fruit.

The other day I was asked by The Super Yummies if I wanted to help out with their latest campaign, all about providing parents with 'snackspiration' to get little ones excited for their snack times and hopefully make them become more willing to eat and to try different foods.

The Super Yummies have sent me some of their Tomato & Herb Breadsticks and some of their Pumpkin & Rosemary Breadsticks (which my boys already love) as well as some of their brand new toddler snack the Dairy Pots (which are great, as you can take them out with you because they don't need to be kept in the fridge) and they have asked me to come up with five snack ideas using them and whatever else I like, to get little ones excited for snack time. 

I'm so excited to give this a go and see what my boys think of what I come up with! 

If you'd like to you'll be able to catch my snack ideas daily over the next 5 days via my Twitter Page (@bumptobaby_blog) with the first one starting today! Hopefully you'll enjoy them and if so, let me know if you re-create them or make some of your own by tagging me and using the hashtag #snackspiration.

Thank you for reading!
Alex xo


A Fun Day At The Royal International Air Tattoo Air Show

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Both Ethan and Logan are quite into planes. Ethan spent most of last year playing with nothing but his planes, watching videos on YouTube about different aircraft, flicking through plane related books and continually choosing aeroplane magazines over magazines targeted more towards his own age in WHSmith. 

His love of planes I think stemmed from his Grandpop (Adam's Dad), who'd massively been into planes himself as a child. It was so lovely to watch them bond over it. And now that my youngest, Logan, is two, he's also getting into them. Whenever he's out in the garden he'll look for planes in the sky and point them out all excitedly when he spots one and if Grandpop is around then he's the first person he'll want to show!

Last year we went to our first air show as a family. The boys' grandparents had taken Ethan to some on their own previous to that, but last year was the first time that we all went as a family. And we had such a wonderful time, it was a really nice day out, with lots of fun things for the kids to do and see as well as getting to see all of the different aircraft. For some reason or other, I never actually got around to sharing a blog post about our first time at the air show, despite having taken some really lovely photographs as it had been such a lovely day weather-wise too. 

The Sibling Project - The Boys in July | 2017

I can't believe that we are in the middle of July already, but here we are and here are just some of my favourite pictures of the boys this month. On the 30th June Logan turned two years old and so it's been a a whole two years of me joining in with this sibling project. I'm so glad that I have always done it because my favourite sort of photos are always of my two boys together and it's so nice to have one from each month since Logan was born to look back on. I love seeing how they've both grown and changed and how their bond as brothers has developed. 

3 Reasons Why You Should Protect Your Mattress

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When we spend roughly one-third of our lives sleeping, finding the right mattress is pretty important. Head, neck and spinal alignment are all key to healthy sleep and can be found in a clean and supportive mattress that suits your sleep positions and other personal characteristics. 

Before throwing a set of sheets on top of your current mattress, consider adding a protector to the mix. One small change could make a huge difference in your sleep quality tonight and for years to come.

Here are the biggest reasons why you should protect your mattress. 

Exploring Hampton Court Palace

Like many, I find something so completely and utterly fascinating about Henry VIII and the Tudor era. The Tudors fascinated me at school when I was young and now as an adult, I am constantly looking things up about them, buying books and wanting to visit places that are in anyway connected to that particular period. Last week Adam and I excitedly took a trip to London to visit Hampton Court Palace - a royal palace that once belonged and was home to King Henry VIII. 

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